Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Thursday, 27 June 2013

ADOPTED - DIVNA - 10 month old female, full breed Croatian shepherd

Divna is a beautiful, friendly and playful young girl, with 2 things against her .. she is black and she is a full breed Croatian shepherd. That statement might seem strange to many of you but it is a reality in Croatia and many other countries that black dogs are almost never adopted by the people of that country and shepherd breeds are seen as useless and worthless unless they are good working dogs who can be used and abused by farmers. But farmers only need so many dogs and when her mother became pregnant the farmer would have seen Divna as a problem and as a cost, not as a living thing in any way. For this reason Divna would have been torn away from her mother and abandoned on to the street.

On the streets there is very little shelter and even less food.  Divna spent her days very hungry, thirsty, cold and confused.. It is also a very frightening place to grow up. As there is so little food the bigger dogs will attack the more submissive smaller dogs and even the pups so Divna would have seen, and heard a lot of fighting and a lot of the sounds of dogs in pain, and even dying. She would have also known the pain and fear of being attacked herself.
Unfortunately Divna is now in an even more terrible situation. She was taken recently by dog catchers to the pound. Food is still scarce and thrown into her kennel which she shares with other dogs. And still there is fighting because the food is not enough for them all. She gets along with the dogs she shares with and stays out of any trouble, preferring to go hungry than get into a battle with one of her kennel mates. Even worse, she is now on Death Row.

Divna's Death Date is 10th August 2013, so we have until 9th to find her a home and get this poor little girl out of that place.
As a charity that helps thousands of animals every year in various ways, we just do not have the resources or foster homes to take all the dogs from death row. All we and our network of rescuers/carers can do is visit the dogs every day, feed them and make sure they are well whilst we try frantically to find each one a home. We get all dogs ready to travel in the hope that they will find homes in time.
Only on a Saturday do Divna's eyes light up her and tail wag. This is the one day of thee week where she gets to really feel the fresh air around her and have the joy of human company. On this one day local people are allowed to go into the shelter and take the dogs for a walk. Adults or children both love her and she loves them also, whatever their age. She loves to walk and is very well behaved on a leader but she is equally happy to just sit or lie a while in the sunshine and be fussed and petted, and best of all cuddled. 
Divna desperately needs to be saved. She needs to feel the love and have the cuddles she adores every day of the week. This beautiful dog has a huge heart and her time is running out ! Her only hope is that a special family come along and give her a forever home.

Fully vaccinated to legal requirements for travel
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